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Stadtradeln 2018

CITYCYCLING („Stadtradeln“) Competition 2018 - 60 million kilometres for more bike promotion and quality of life

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© Klima-Bündnis der europäischen Städte mit indigenen Völkern der Regenwälder / Alianza del Clima e.V.

Between May and September 2018, almost 300,000 people took part in the international Climate Alliance "City Cycling" (Stadtradeln) campaign, riding around 60 million kilometres by bicycle. This corresponds to a distance that reaches as far as Mars. In the approximately 900 participating communities in Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and even Brazil, the bicycle became the main means of transport for many participants during the three-week local action periods. In this way they avoided over 8,400 tons of CO2.

The municipality winners 2019 in two categories are:

Most cycling active municipal parliament

Under 10,000 inhabitants
1. Oberpframmern in the county of Ebersberg with 244.7 km by parliamentarians
2. Thaining in the county of Landsberg am Lech with 206.4 km by parliamentarians
3. Bebensee with 133.2 km by parliamentarians
Best newcomer: Eimeldingen in the county Lörrach with 95.0 km by parliamentarians

10,000 - 49,999 inhabitants
1. Walldorf in the county Rhein-Neckar-Kreis with 190.7 km by parliamentarians
2. Gunzenhausen with 150.3 km by parliamentarians
3. Wolfratshausen in the county of Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen with 120.4 km by parliamentarians
Best newcomer: Walldorf in the county Rhein-Neckar-Kreis with 190.7 km by parliamentarians

50,000 - 99,999 inhabitants
1. Garbsen in the region of Hannover with 93.3 km by parliamentarians
2. Kleve with 54.8 km by parliamentarians
3. Bergkamen in the county of Unna with 52.4 km by parliamentarians
Best newcomer: Heidenheim an der Brenz with 31.2 km by parliamentarians

100,000 - 499,999 inhabitants
1. Braunschweig with 26.8 km by parliamentarians
2. Erlangen with 25.0 km by parliamentarians
3. Gütersloh with 23.2 km by parliamentarians
Best newcomer: Oldenburg with 22.8 km by parliamentarians

500,000 und mehr inhabitants
1. Düsseldorf with 20.1 km by parliamentarians
2. Leipzig with 17.3 km by parliamentarians
3. München with 15.7 km by parliamentarians
Best newcomer: Rhein-Neckar-Kreis with 4.1 km by parliamentarians

Most cycling active municipality with the highest rate of cycled kilometers

Under 10,000 inhabitants
1. Neuenstadt am Kocher in the county of Heilbronn with 113,856 km
2. Mengen with 99,928 km
3. Weßling in the county of Starnberg with 93,374 km
Best newcomer: Mengen with 99,928 km

10,000 - 49,999 inhabitants
1. Leer with 619,585 km
2. Rhede with 291.724 km
3. Tuttlingen with 242.011 km
Best newcomer: Tuttlingen with 242,011 km

50,000 - 99,999 inhabitants
1. Garbsen in the region of Hannover with 611,932 km
2. Bocholt in the county of Borken with 439,473 km
3. Tübingen with 357,273 km
Best newcomer: Heidenheim an der Brenz mit 144,729 km

100,000 - 499,999 inhabitants
1. County of Borken with 1,213,027 km
2. County of Wesel with 965,233 km
3. County of Unna with 954,905 km
Best newcomer: County of Pinneberg with 465,268 km

500,000 und mehr inhabitants
1. Region Hannover with 2,112,257 km
2. Leipzig with 1,646,280 km
3. Berlin with 1,444,796 km
Best newcomer: Hamburg mit 629,907 km

The city cycling: The Climate Alliance CITY CYCLING competition invites all members of the local parliaments to pedal as a model for climate protection and to commit themselves to increased cycling promotion. As a team with citizens, they should collect as many bicycle kilometres as possible for their community. The campaign aims to raise citizens' awareness of cycling in everyday life and to bring the issues of bicycle use and bicycle traffic planning more strongly into local parliaments. Towns, communities and counties around the world can run the campaign on 21 consecutive days between May and September. There are awards and high-quality prizes to win - but above all a liveable environment with less traffic pollution, less exhaust fumes and less noise.

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16. November 2018
Further information
Gemeinsame Pressemitteilung des Ministeriums für Umwelt, Energie, Ernährung und Forsten des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz, der Stadt Kaiserslautern und des Klima-Bündnis // Difu (A.H.)
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